Betsy Trumpener

Reporter-Editor, CBC News

Betsy Trumpener has won numerous national and provincial journalism awards, including a national network award for radio documentary and the national network Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award. Based out of Prince George, B.C., Betsy has reported on everything from hip hop in Tanzania to B.C.'s energy industry. She also covered the 2010 Paralympics for national radio news.

Latest from Betsy Trumpener

Thousands of workers returning to LNG megaproject in northern B.C., with mandatory COVID-19 testing in place

More than 3,000 workers are set to return to jobs on a natural gas pipeline and export terminal in northern B.C. by the end of March. LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink say they're rolling out mandatory COVID-19 testing for workers.

Northern B.C. city 'absolutely horrified' by young mom's homicide, mayor says

A man accused in the death of a young mother is scheduled to appear in court Monday in Fort St. John, as the northern B.C. community struggles with her loss.
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B.C. farmer grabs lynx by scruff of neck, scolds it for killing chickens

A farmer in northern B.C. captured a wild cat he found in his chicken coop Sunday, picking it up by the scruff of the neck and gently scolding it before he relocated it to the bush.

A pipeline runs through it: Coastal GasLink is crossing hundreds of waterways in northern B.C.

A major B.C. pipeline will cross about 625 streams, creeks, rivers and lakes, many of them fish bearing, during construction of one of the largest private sector projects in Canadian history, according to the company building it.

Arsenal of weapons seized last month in Prince George during drug trafficking crackdown

The mayor of Prince George says he is extremely concerned about gun violence, after the seizure of numerous weapons during RCMP crackdowns on street level drug dealers.

A year after Wet'suwet'en blockades, Coastal GasLink pipeline pushes on through pandemic

In the year since it grabbed international headlines for blockades in support of the Wet'suwet'en, a controversial pipeline in northern B.C. has pushed ahead during the pandemic. Coastal GasLink said it has now completed about one third of the project, with more than 140 km of pipe laid along the route.

Health alert issued over dangerous drug mix as overdoses spike in northern B.C.

A dangerous mix of illicit drugs is putting users at risk and rendering naloxone less effective, according to health officials in northern B.C. They've issued a public health alert, as overdoses rise in the region.
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Site C brings in massive turbine part as politicians weigh dam's future

Site C is transporting a massive turbine part across northern B.C., as politicians prepare to review an independent report about the mega-project's future.
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Ice jam threatening to flood parts of Vanderhoof, B.C.

An ice jam on the Nechako River is threatening low lying areas in Vanderhoof, west of Prince George. Civic officials say several people, including an 86 year old man, have left their homes amid hazardous conditions.

2 charged with assault of Walmart clerk who asked customers to wear masks: RCMP

A man and a woman have been charged with assaulting a Walmart store clerk in Dawson, B.C., who asked them to wear face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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